The future is finally here with new innovative procedures to help people improve their mental and physical health. One of the more controversial techniques being implemented is cryotherapy. Cryotherapy is mistakenly known as a process in which a person freezes themselves. In actuality, cryotherapy does not freeze a person but instead exposes their body to sub-freezing temperatures for a short period of time. The benefits of the sub- freezing temperatures vary from person to person but cryotherapy is generally accepted as a feasible treatment for both cosmetic and physical issues. Read this article to learn about the top nine benefits people have noticed from this process.
1) Weight Loss
One of the more common cosmetic reasons that people undergo this procedure is to lose weight. It is believed that the cold temperatures cause the body to go intro survival mode and circulate blood closer to the body’s core. This increase in blood flow warms up the body and increases the calories burned. After the person leaves the cold temperatures it is thought that the metabolism has been sped up and will remain that way for many hours after the procedure. When a person’s metabolism is sped up, they burn fat cells faster. Spas that offer cryotherapy have claimed that hundreds of calories can be burned in one session. Sessions are usually no more than three minutes. Even in this short amount of time up to 800 calories can be burned off.